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NEWSLETTER N o 1 Newsletter published by “COOPERATION BETWEEN EMPLOYMENT AGENCY OF MONTENEGRO AND SOCIAL WORK CENTRES” PROJECT Operational Programme “Human Resource Development 2012-2013” N°1 ABOUT THE PROJECT Persons with disabilities and the RE population are considered to be one of the most vulnerable groups in Montenegro in terms of their access to education, employment, social services, etc. Within the framework of the Component IV of the Instrument of Pre-Accession Assistance programme project “Cooperation between Employment Agency of Montenegro and Social Work Centres” was designed with the purpose to increase employability and improve access to the labour market for persons with disabilities and RE population. The project started in December 2015 and will run for 18 months. Project Beneficiary: Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare (MLSW), the Directorate for Social Welfare and Child protection Target groups: MLSW Employees from Employment Agency of Montenegro (EAM) and its local branch offices Employees from Social Work Centres (SWC) Persons with disabilities RE population PROJECT ACTIVITIES Component 1: Analysis of present situation in the sector of social inclusion mainly in local branch offices of EAM and Social Work Centres including analysis of business solutions and capacities for the activation and support of most disadvantaged groups into the labour market Component 2: Conduct series of workshops and joint trainings for EAM and EAM local branch offices, SWCs and representatives of social partners as regards social inclusion policies in Montenegro Component 3: Develop and prepare a detailed agreement between EAM and SWCs and its dissemination, as well as to undertake campaign for the most disadvantaged groups (persons with disabilities and RE population) on the new improved working methods Component 4: Provide support to potential grant applicants and grant beneficiaries: 4.1. Training for potential grant applicants to ESF (European Structural Funds) type of projects; 4.2. Training for grant beneficiaries on the grant scheme “Implementation of trainings and employment projects for persons with disabilities and RE population”. PROJECT OFFICE: Moskovska 169/1 81000 Podgorica Tel: + 382 20 510 108 Fax: + 382 20 510 108 Name: Vanja Hazl, Team Leader E-mail: [email protected] Name: Tatjana Tihomirović, KE2 E-mail: [email protected] me.eu The views expressed in this publication do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Commission. This project is funded by the European Union Project is implemented by WYG International
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  • NEWSLETTER No1 Newsletter published by “COOPERATION BETWEEN EMPLOYMENT AGENCY OF MONTENEGRO AND SOCIAL WORK CENTRES” PROJECT

    Operational Programme “Human Resource Development 2012-2013”

    N°1

    ABOUT THE PROJECT

    Persons with disabilities and the RE

    population are considered to be

    one of the most vulnerable groups

    in Montenegro in terms of their

    access to education, employment,

    social services, etc.

    Within the framework of the

    Component IV of the Instrument of

    Pre-Accession Assistance

    programme project “Cooperation

    between Employment Agency of

    Montenegro and Social Work

    Centres” was designed with the

    purpose to increase employability

    and improve access to the labour

    market for persons with disabilities

    and RE population.

    The project started in December

    2015 and will run for 18 months.

    Project Beneficiary:

    Ministry of Labour and Social

    Welfare (MLSW), the Directorate for

    Social Welfare and Child protection

    Target groups:

    MLSW

    Employees from Employment

    Agency of Montenegro (EAM)

    and its local branch offices

    Employees from Social Work

    Centres (SWC)

    Persons with disabilities

    RE population

    PROJECT ACTIVITIES

    Component 1: Analysis of present

    situation in the sector of social

    inclusion mainly in local branch

    offices of EAM and Social Work

    Centres including analysis of

    business solutions and capacities for

    the activation and support of most

    disadvantaged groups into the

    labour market

    Component 2: Conduct series of

    workshops and joint trainings for

    EAM and EAM local branch offices,

    SWCs and representatives of social

    partners as regards social inclusion

    policies in Montenegro

    Component 3: Develop and prepare

    a detailed agreement between EAM

    and SWCs and its dissemination, as

    well as to undertake campaign for

    the most disadvantaged groups

    (persons with disabilities and RE

    population) on the new improved

    working methods

    Component 4: Provide support to

    potential grant applicants and grant

    beneficiaries:

    4.1. Training for potential grant

    applicants to ESF (European

    Structural Funds) type of projects;

    4.2. Training for grant beneficiaries

    on the grant scheme

    “Implementation of trainings and

    employment projects for persons

    with disabilities and RE population”.

    PROJECT OFFICE:

    Moskovska 169/1

    81000 Podgorica

    Tel: + 382 20 510 108

    Fax: + 382 20 510 108

    Name: Vanja Hazl, Team Leader

    E-mail: [email protected]

    Name: Tatjana Tihomirović, KE2

    E-mail: [email protected]

    The views expressed in this publication do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Commission.

    This project is funded by the European Union

    This Project is implemented by WYG International

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  • NEWSLETTER No1 Newsletter published by “COOPERATION BETWEEN EMPLOYMENT AGENCY OF MONTENEGRO AND SOCIAL WORK CENTRES” PROJECT

    Operational Programme “Human Resource Development 2012-2013”

    N°1

    THE REPORT ON PRESENT

    SITUATION IN SOCIAL

    INCLUSION SECTOR

    is the first major report of the

    „Cooperation between Employment

    Agency of Montenegro and Social Work

    Centres“ project.

    This report is aimed at providing an

    insight into the present situation in the

    Montenegrin social inclusion sector.

    Within the Component 1 project team

    analysed:

    The existing legal, strategic and

    administrative framework on the

    support and integration of persons

    with disabilities and RE population

    in the labour market;

    The current situation of existing

    and missing support services in

    the local communities, intended to

    support the inclusion into the

    labour market and professional

    rehabilitation for persons with

    disabilities and RE population; and

    The institutional setting up of the

    Employment Agency of

    Montenegro and its local branches,

    their links with professional

    rehabilitation providers, Social

    Work Centres and other social

    partners that could assist persons

    with disabilities registered in the

    EAM to facilitate their better

    access into the labour market.

    The analysis started in March 2016

    and the process of gathering

    information ended in June 2016.

    In order to undertake work on activities

    within the Component 1 project team

    has undertaken an extensive review of

    both international and national

    documents, over 150 documents have

    been collected and reviewed.

    3 working groups with 31

    participants were formed and 2

    meetings with them were organized. In

    June 2016 National focus group

    meeting was organized in Podgorica

    with participants from 8 national

    stakeholder organisations. Project

    team also met with over 35 individuals

    from different institutions and

    bodies in Montenegro

    By using quantitative and qualitative

    information, the Report provides an

    overview of the actual situation in the

    social inclusion sector, highlighting both

    the main strengths and drawbacks

    emerging from current policy,

    programmes, measures and data. The

    Report also sets out the challenges that

    future implementation of social and

    employment policy will need to address.

    WG MEETINGS

    The purpose of the Working

    groups’ meetings was the

    exchange of the views and

    experiences working with PwD and

    RE population and discussion about

    the existing legislative framework

    and existing services to support

    labour market integration of PwD

    and RE population in Montenegro

    and possibilities of their

    improvements.

    Specific objectives of the meetings

    were:

    To discuss the legal and

    strategic framework in the

    employment and social

    inclusion sector;

    To elaborate the existing (and

    missing) services for PwD and

    RE population

    To elaborate cooperation

    among different stakeholders

    at local level

    To identify examples of good

    practices at local level.

    The views expressed in this publication do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Commission.

    This project is funded by the European Union

    This Project is implemented by WYG International

  • NEWSLETTER No1 Newsletter published by “COOPERATION BETWEEN EMPLOYMENT AGENCY OF MONTENEGRO AND SOCIAL WORK CENTRES” PROJECT

    Operational Programme “Human Resource Development 2012-2013”

    N°1

    WG 1 (Northern part of Montenegro)

    o Bijelo Polje, Hotel Franca, 10 May

    2016 and

    o Bijelo Polje, Hotel Franca, 31 May

    2016;

    WG 2 (Central part of Montenegro):

    o Podgorica, Ministry of Sustainable

    Development and Tourism, 11 May

    2016 and

    o Nikšić, Social Work Centre, 1 June

    2016;

    WG 3 (Southern part of Montenegro):

    o Bar, Municipality Bar 12 May 2016

    and

    Herceg Novi, Municipality Herceg

    Novi 2 June 2016

    NATIONAL FOCUS GROUP MEETING

    The purpose of the National Focus

    group meeting was to discuss the

    preliminary findings of the Report on

    Present Situation in Social Inclusion sector

    in Montenegro and to present to the

    national stakeholders the themes and

    issues discussed at six meetings of three

    Working groups organized on North, South

    and Central regions of Montenegro during

    May and June 2016.

    At the end of June, Report will be

    submitted to MLSW.

    Final conclusion and

    recommendations of the

    analysis will be presented in

    the Second issue of the Project

    Newsletter in September 2016.

    The Project Team would like to

    thank the Project Beneficiary for the

    support in organising Working and

    Focus Group meetings and for

    providing all relevant data and

    information during work on

    Component 1. We are also grateful

    to UNDP office in Podgorica and

    Employment Agency of Montenegro

    who have openly shared their

    existing research and data with us.

    In particular, we would like to thank

    the wide range of national and local

    stakeholders who shared with us

    their view on this important issue

    during the production of the Report.

    The views expressed in this publication do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Commission.

    This project is funded by the European Union

    This Project is implemented by WYG International